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December 2018

Breakfast with the Grinch

December 8 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Studio ATX, 2400 E. Cesar Chavez
Austin, 78702
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$15

Hello! I would like to submit an event to be published on your website and social media platforms. The event is “Breakfast with the Grinch”, scheduled for December 8th, from 8:30am-12pm at The Studio ATX (2400 E. Cesar Chavez) Breakfast with the Grinch is a charity event benefiting Partnerships for Children. They are an organization in Austin that works directly with children in Child Protective Services. They provide supplies for children that have to be removed from their home. Partnerships…

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Austin Trail Rides at White Fences Equestrian Center

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
White Fences Equestrian Center, 10908 Jones Rd
Manor, 78653 United States
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$85

Imagine horseback riding through migrating monarch butterflies and bluebonnets. Stopping to watch red-tailed hawks flying above you as you rest under oak trees. With miles of trails through rolling hills and forest trails, you can experience the beauty of rural Texas. You’ll have the joy of connecting with nature from aboard a gentle and experienced horse. Guided group trail rides are available at our Manor location, just 15 minutes from downtown Austin. Rides are generally held to a walking or…

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Holiday Book Fair

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Byrne-Reed House, 1410 Rio Grande Street
Austin, 78701 United States
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Free

Humanities Texas will host its ninth annual Holiday Book Fair at the historic Byrne-Reed House on Saturday, December 8, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Twenty-seven noteworthy authors—including Lawrence Wright, Sarah Bird, H. W. Brands, Elizabeth Crook, Joe Holley, Bill Wittliff, Carrie Fountain, Michael Barnes, Mimi Swartz, Chris Barton, Don Graham, Bethany Hegedus, Kyle Longley, Austin Bay, Kenny Braun, Samantha M. Clark, Xelena González, Paul Woodruff, Bronson Dorsey, Virginia A. Cumberbatch, Leslie A. Blair, Bill Wright, Wyatt McSpadden, Barbara Morgan, Kevin Robbins,…

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Holiday Book Fair

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Byrne-Reed House, 1410 Rio Grande Street
Austin, 78701 United States
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Free

Humanities Texas will host its ninth annual Holiday Book Fair at the historic Byrne-Reed House on Saturday, December 8, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Twenty-seven noteworthy authors—including Lawrence Wright, Sarah Bird, H. W. Brands, Elizabeth Crook, Joe Holley, Bill Wittliff, Carrie Fountain, Michael Barnes, Mimi Swartz, Chris Barton, Don Graham, Bethany Hegedus, Kyle Longley, Austin Bay, Kenny Braun, Samantha M. Clark, Xelena González, Paul Woodruff, Bronson Dorsey, Virginia A. Cumberbatch, Leslie A. Blair, Bill Wright, Wyatt McSpadden, Barbara Morgan, Kevin Robbins,…

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Tortoise and Hare

December 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
ZACH Theatre, 1510 Toomey Rd
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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$18 – $24

Ancient versus modern. Reptile versus mammal. The ultimate culture clash between two tribes and a fantastical race to decide the fate of them all. Written by the talented Allen Robertson and Damon Brown, with modern music and energetic re-imagining of the ancient fable that will delight tortoises and hares of all ages!   “I was intrigued by the idea of examining two different cultures,” says Robertson, who wrote the music and lyrics for Tortoise and Hare. “In this version, the…

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Holiday Heroes

December 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
ZACH Topfer Theatre, 202 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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$18 – $24

Due to demand, the original Holiday Heroes returns with some new songs and surprises! In this hilariously fun holiday sing-along, students get into the spirit with Ernie and Rufus. Celebrate the season with singing, laughter, and cheer for all.

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Christmas Tree Event

December 8 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Idea Rundberg School, 9504 N IH-35 Frontage Road
Austin, 78753
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Free

PHOTO opportunity with Santa and bring your letter. Take advantage of FREE Community Resources Information, Health, and Dental Screenings. Fun for the entire family! Lots of giveaways, Tv's, Tablets,  Games, Face painting, Music, Clowns and the Giant Transformer. OPERATION BLUE SANTA will be accepting donations of toys for the less fortunate children of our community.

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Lost Pines Christmas

December 8 @ 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Downtown Bastrop, 1408 Chestnut St.
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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Free

Escape to Bastrop, an original Texas town with a fresh approach to life, to enjoy a true Lost Pines Christmas! Celebrate the holiday season in Historic Downtown Bastrop. From an old-fashioned Main Street Christmas to a dazzling night-time holiday parade, food and wine events, and activities for the entire family, you’ll love how Bastrop shares the season during this month-long holiday event. Downtown merchants offer extended shopping hours throughout the holiday season. Kick off the holiday season at a Lighting…

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Tortoise and Hare

December 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
ZACH Theatre, 1510 Toomey Rd
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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$18 – $24

Ancient versus modern. Reptile versus mammal. The ultimate culture clash between two tribes and a fantastical race to decide the fate of them all. Written by the talented Allen Robertson and Damon Brown, with modern music and energetic re-imagining of the ancient fable that will delight tortoises and hares of all ages!   “I was intrigued by the idea of examining two different cultures,” says Robertson, who wrote the music and lyrics for Tortoise and Hare. “In this version, the…

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A Christmas Carol

December 8 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
ZACH Topfer Theatre, 202 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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$25

Austin’s most rockin’ holiday tradition returns to make merry with new music and surprises to get the party started. ZACH’s inspired adaptation of the Dickens’ classic is a musical sleigh ride through rhythm and time, infusing the traditional Victorian story with a score that spans all genres and eras. Motown meets the Ho-Ho-Holidays in this family-friendly spectacular, creating an infectious spirit that has everyone dancing in the aisles. Celebrate the season with the loving Cratchit family and three soulful ghosts…

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A Charlie Brown Christmas

December 8 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Stateside at the Paramount, 713 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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$22 – $37

Join the Austin Chamber Music Center for a live concert of all of your favorite tunes from this holiday classic! Celebrate the season with the original Charlie Brown music of Vince Guaraldi featuring pianist Michelle Schumann, bassist Utah Hamrick, drummer David Sierra, and special guests—plus, the chance to meet Snoopy in the lobby! Bring your family to this Austin tradition and get in the holiday spirit!

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Johnny Zachman – Live

December 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Butterfly Bar Austin, 2307 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722 United States
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Free

Songs and stories by Johnny Zachman. No cover. All Ages. Handmade Italian food by Patrizi's. Transcendent cocktails by The Butterfly Bar Austin.

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Bennie Wheels & “WALKIN’ THE LINE”

December 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Bastrop Opera House, 711 Spring Street
Bastrop, 78602-0691
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$20

Bennie Wheels and "WALKIN' THE LINE" is the Ultimate Tribute to Johnny Cash, June Carter and The Tennessee Three, is the Nation's #1 and most authentic representation of The Man In Black in his "Folsom Prison" era prime!  Seeing is believing, and when you go"Walkin' The Line" with Bennie Wheels, there's no doubt that Johnny Cash's spirit lives on! Tickets sold out fast last season, so get yours soon!

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A Christmas Carol

December 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
ZACH Topfer Theatre, 202 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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$25

Austin’s most rockin’ holiday tradition returns to make merry with new music and surprises to get the party started. ZACH’s inspired adaptation of the Dickens’ classic is a musical sleigh ride through rhythm and time, infusing the traditional Victorian story with a score that spans all genres and eras. Motown meets the Ho-Ho-Holidays in this family-friendly spectacular, creating an infectious spirit that has everyone dancing in the aisles. Celebrate the season with the loving Cratchit family and three soulful ghosts…

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A Charlie Brown Christmas

December 8 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Stateside at the Paramount, 713 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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$22 – $37

Join the Austin Chamber Music Center for a live concert of all of your favorite tunes from this holiday classic! Celebrate the season with the original Charlie Brown music of Vince Guaraldi featuring pianist Michelle Schumann, bassist Utah Hamrick, drummer David Sierra, and special guests—plus, the chance to meet Snoopy in the lobby! Bring your family to this Austin tradition and get in the holiday spirit!

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Measure for Measure

December 8 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Harry Ransom Center, 21st and Guadalupe Streets
Austin, TX 78712 United States
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Free

Austin Shakespeare, in collaboration with the Harry Ransom Center, presents a staged reading of a new verse translation of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, which was commissioned by the Play On! Series of Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Presented for one night only at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, this Measure for Measure was translated into modern English by Aditi Kapil. It is one of 39 plays in the Play On! Series, which invited diverse voices to translate Shakespeare’s works into contemporary language.…

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Greater Expectations

December 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The VORTEX, 2307 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722 United States
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$15 – $35

Different Stages opens its 2018 – 2019 season with Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations adapted by Barbara Field. Dickens’ classic work centers around the adventures of Pip, the orphaned blacksmith's apprentice who is fashioned to become a gentleman with "great expectations," and the many fascinating people who shape his life: the half-mad spinster Miss Havisham; her ward, the beautiful and icy Estella; Pip's friend, the aristocratic Herbert Pocket; Jaggers, the lawyer made hard and brutal by the indignities of the world; and Magwitch,…

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Missed Connections ATX: Cuffing Season

December 8 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
ColdTowne Theater, 4803 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78751 United States
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$10 – $12

It's cuffing season at ColdTowne Theater! Missed Connections ATX is an improvised show that marries short- and long-form improv structures for hilarious ensemble-driven comedy. The show begins with scenes inspired directly by Austin Craigslist Missed Connections ads and closes with original, improvised music. Don’t endure the holidays alone... If you’ve ever rooted for romance in the face of incredible odds, you’re going to love this show! Featured in the ensemble: Dave Buckman, Nathan Sowell, Quinn Buckner, Minda Wei, Kenah Benefield, Betsy Anderson, Chloe Ingram, and G-Su Paek. Plus special…

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Austin Trail Rides at White Fences Equestrian Center

December 9 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
White Fences Equestrian Center, 10908 Jones Rd
Manor, 78653 United States
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$85

Imagine horseback riding through migrating monarch butterflies and bluebonnets. Stopping to watch red-tailed hawks flying above you as you rest under oak trees. With miles of trails through rolling hills and forest trails, you can experience the beauty of rural Texas. You’ll have the joy of connecting with nature from aboard a gentle and experienced horse. Guided group trail rides are available at our Manor location, just 15 minutes from downtown Austin. Rides are generally held to a walking or…

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Lost Pines Christmas

December 9 @ 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Downtown Bastrop, 1408 Chestnut St.
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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Free

Escape to Bastrop, an original Texas town with a fresh approach to life, to enjoy a true Lost Pines Christmas! Celebrate the holiday season in Historic Downtown Bastrop. From an old-fashioned Main Street Christmas to a dazzling night-time holiday parade, food and wine events, and activities for the entire family, you’ll love how Bastrop shares the season during this month-long holiday event. Downtown merchants offer extended shopping hours throughout the holiday season. Kick off the holiday season at a Lighting…

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Tortoise and Hare

December 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
ZACH Theatre, 1510 Toomey Rd
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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$18 – $24

Ancient versus modern. Reptile versus mammal. The ultimate culture clash between two tribes and a fantastical race to decide the fate of them all. Written by the talented Allen Robertson and Damon Brown, with modern music and energetic re-imagining of the ancient fable that will delight tortoises and hares of all ages!   “I was intrigued by the idea of examining two different cultures,” says Robertson, who wrote the music and lyrics for Tortoise and Hare. “In this version, the…

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Wake Up, Brother Bear!

December 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
ZACH North, 12129 N Ranch Rd 620 North, Suite 10
Austin, TX 78750 United States
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$12

Wake Up, Brother Bear! moves ZACH’s Moody Foundation Theatre for Families series off the main campus, to ZACH North, under the direction of Carolyn Dellinger from the Magik Theatre in San Antonio. Theatre for the very young uses music, art and hands-on sensory experiences to connect children to literature. Wake Up, Brother Bear! is a unique, intimate production geared toward children ages 6 and under. Watch Brother Bear and Sister Bear experience a full year of glorious seasons: together we see a waterfall…

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A Christmas Carol

December 9 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
ZACH Topfer Theatre, 202 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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$25

Austin’s most rockin’ holiday tradition returns to make merry with new music and surprises to get the party started. ZACH’s inspired adaptation of the Dickens’ classic is a musical sleigh ride through rhythm and time, infusing the traditional Victorian story with a score that spans all genres and eras. Motown meets the Ho-Ho-Holidays in this family-friendly spectacular, creating an infectious spirit that has everyone dancing in the aisles. Celebrate the season with the loving Cratchit family and three soulful ghosts…

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Robot Rock 2018

December 9 @ 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Oskar Blues Brewery Austin, 10420 Metric Blvd
Austin, TX 78758 United States
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$15.00

Get ready to robot, because we're about to rock our way to rural South Africa! There are impoverished kids in need of STEM education, and with your help, a group of engineers will head over there with Austin-based non-profit Science In A Suitcase to teach LEGO robotics. Welcome to our 4th annual Robot Rock concert fundraiser, which brings in about 150 people and raises money to help send local engineers overseas to teach robotics to under-served kids! We've been working…

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Randy Rogers and Geoff Hill Concert

December 9 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
seekatz Opera House, 265 West San Antonio St
New Braunfels, TX 78130 United States
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Come join Seekatz Opera House as they host an evening with Texas country stars Randy Rogers and Geoff Hill. The concert will be held on Sunday, December 9, 2018, at Seekatz Opera House with doors opening at 8:00 p.m. If you would like to dine before the show, there will be a ticket option that includes dinner at Krause’s Cafe and Biergarten. Bring your family and friends for a Sunday evening filled with German food, live music and fun.  Proceeds…

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